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There are 11 ways to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Dundalk by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Recommended option

Fly East Midlands to Belfast (Aldergrove), train  •  5h 38m

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) EMA - BFS
  2. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Dundalk

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Bus, car ferry  •  19h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Derby to Liverpool One
  2. Take the car ferry from Bootle to Dublin
  3. Take the bus from 3Arena, stop 106421 to Dublin Road, stop 100521

9 alternative options

Line 9 bus, train to Birmingham, fly to Dublin, bus  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the line 9 bus from East Mids Airport, Terminal Building to Burton upon Trent, Railway Station
  2. Take the train from Burton-on-Trent to Birmingham New Street
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Dublin (DUB) BHX - DUB
  4. Take the bus from Zone 14, stop 111951 to Dublin Road, stop 100521

Line 9 bus, train to Birmingham, fly to Belfast City, train  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the line 9 bus from East Mids Airport, Terminal Building to Burton upon Trent, Railway Station
  2. Take the train from Burton-on-Trent to Birmingham New Street
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Belfast City (BHD) BHX - BHD
  4. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Dundalk

Line 9 bus, train, train to Liverpool, fly to Dublin, bus  •  8h 43m

  1. Take the line 9 bus from East Mids Airport, Terminal Building to Burton upon Trent, Railway Station
  2. Take the train from Tamworth to Crewe
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Liverpool South Parkway
  4. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Dublin (DUB) LPL - DUB
  5. Take the bus from Zone 14, stop 111951 to Dublin Road, stop 100521

Line 9 bus, train to Birmingham, fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), train  •  9h 22m

  1. Take the line 9 bus from East Mids Airport, Terminal Building to Burton upon Trent, Railway Station
  2. Take the train from Burton-on-Trent to Birmingham New Street
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) BHX - BFS
  4. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Dundalk

Line 9 bus, train to Manchester, fly to Dublin, bus  •  9h 49m

  1. Take the line 9 bus from East Mids Airport, Terminal Building to Burton upon Trent, Railway Station
  2. Take the train from Tamworth to Crewe
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Dublin (DUB) MAN - DUB
  4. Take the bus from Zone 14, stop 111951 to Dublin Road, stop 100521

Train, car ferry  •  18h 10m

  1. Take the train from Long Eaton to Newport (S Wales)
  2. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Fishguard Harbour
  3. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  4. Take the train from Rosslare Europort to Dundalk

Train, car ferry via Hereford  •  19h 40m

  1. Take the train from Burton-on-Trent to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Hereford
  3. Take the train from Hereford to Fishguard Harbour
  4. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  5. Take the train from Rosslare Europort to Dundalk

Train, car ferry, bus  •  20h 27m

  1. Take the train from Burton-on-Trent to Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Hunts Cross
  3. Take the car ferry from Bootle to Dublin
  4. Take the bus from 3Arena, stop 106421 to Dublin Road, stop 100521

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 10m

  1. Drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Drive from Dublin to Dundalk
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dundalk is 1850 24 1850.

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The social distance requirement in Dundalk is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Dundalk is to fly and train which costs £60 - £130 and takes 5h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Dundalk is to fly and train which costs £60 - £130 and takes 5h 38m.

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The distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) and Dundalk is 361 km.

The best way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Dundalk without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 18h 10m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 38m to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Dundalk, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from East Midlands Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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easyJet offers flights from East Midlands Airport to Belfast (Aldergrove) Airport.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Dundalk. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Dundalk.
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  • Distance: 361.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 38m

What companies run services between East Midlands Airport (EMA), England and Dundalk, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Dundalk. However, you can fly to Belfast (Aldergrove), take the walk to Belfast, take the bus to Antrim, take the walk to Antrim, take the line 3 train to Belfast Lanyon Place, take the walk to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place, then take the train to Dundalk. Alternatively, you can take the line 9 bus to Burton upon Trent, Railway Station, take the walk to Burton-on-Trent, take the train to Birmingham New Street, take the train to Birmingham International, take the walk to Birmingham airport, fly to Dublin, take the walk to Zone 14, stop 111951, then take the bus to Dundalk.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€12 - €210
Flights from Liverpool to Dublin
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€16 - €180
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€16 - €170
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €380
Flights from Birmingham to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €380
Flights from Birmingham to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €700
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from East Midlands to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Flights from Birmingham to Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €280
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Dundalk
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€11 - €13
Flexible
€13 - €15
Train from Rosslare Europort to Dundalk
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€19 - €29
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€19 - €23
Flexible
€25 - €29
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Burton-on-Trent to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€30 - €40
Anytime Day 1st Class
€85 - €130
Train from Long Eaton to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€85 - €240
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€85 - €100
Anytime Day 1st Class
€160 - €240
Train from Burton-on-Trent to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€30 - €40
Anytime Day 1st Class
€85 - €120
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Tamworth to Crewe
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €25
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€6 - €9
Anytime Day Single
€21 - €25
Train from Crewe to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€5 - €8
Anytime Day Single
€13 - €16
Train from Birmingham New Street to Hereford
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €28
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€6 - €10
Anytime Day Single
€24 - €28
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€70 - €110
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Hereford to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
tfw.wales
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Hunts Cross
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €95
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€28 - €55
Off-Peak Single
€50 - €80
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€60 - €95
Bus operators
Midland Classic
Phone
+44 1283 500228
Email
info@midlandclassic.com
Website
midlandclassic.com
Bus from East Mids Airport, Terminal Building to Burton upon Trent, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Midland Classic
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Zone 14, stop 111951 to Dublin Road, stop 100521
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from 3Arena, stop 106421 to Dublin Road, stop 100521
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Bus Eireann
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